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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ricardo Ruiz Martinez: The junior  set a Daemen men's tennis record for singles victories in a season, winning for the 14th time in the Wildcats' 8-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire. Ruiz Martinez defeated Ricardo Marreiros in three sets to earn his sixth victory in his l…

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The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men’s and women’s basketball: UB became the second collegge and first since Georgia in 1983 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams earn their first NCAA Tournament win in the same year. The men’s season came to an end in the Round of 32 …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men's basketball: The Bulls lived up to the billing of Mid-American Conference favorites, defeating Toledo Saturday night to earn the program's third MAC Tournament Championship. With the victory, UB earned an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournam…

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The University at Buffalo is back in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. The Bulls are traveling west to Boise, Idaho, to meet the Arizona Wildcats for the first time in program history. UB faces Arizona (27-7) on Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. The game will be shown on CBS. Here are five things to know about UB's first round opponent: 1. Ay…

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University at Buffalo men's basketball is a No. 13 seed in the South Region and will play fourth-seeded Arizona in Boise, Idaho, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. UB earned an automatic bid to the tournament by defeating Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game on Saturday in Cleveland. This is the Bulls' third trip to the NCAA…

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ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is close to calling St. Bonaventure men's basketball a lock for the NCAA Tournament. "When I did my list of close to 90 percent locks at this point, I made the cut line just above St. Bonaventure," Lunardi said on a media conference call on Thursday. "If they're not 90 percent in, they're 88 and a half. ... I think they're safely in." …

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Canisius men’s basketball kicks off Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament play tonight in Albany when it faces seventh-seeded Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Quinnipiac is coming off a quick turnaround after defeating Siena, 67-58, in a first-round matchup Thursday night. Canisius earned a bye to the quarterfinal round by finishing in a t…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Students swarmed the Reilly Center court Friday night after the Bonnies put an abrupt end to the longest active winning streak in Division I basketball. Matt Mobley, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, scored 26 points as the Bonnies ups…

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All four Big 4 men’s basketball teams are in action Saturday, three at home and one on the road. Jaylen Adams looks to score 40 or more points for a third straight game when the Bonnies host Richmond (9-14, 7-4 Atlantic 10) at 4 p.m. St. Bonaventure (17-6, 7-4 A-10) has bounced back from a rocky start in A-10 play, winning five straight. The Bonnies and Spiders are t…

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The University at Buffalo just kicked off its Mid-American Conference men's basketball schedule, but the team is already battle tested. "We've pretty much seen it all," Bulls forward Nick Perkins said. That's not an exaggeration. The Bulls faced the seventh strongest non-conference schedule in Division I basketball according to the RPI. They've gone to battle with No…

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Reggie Witherspoon has only been on the University at Buffalo campus a handful of times since the school fired him in 2013. He lives close, just eight minutes away, and used to drive his daughters occasionally when they were students there. Saturday afternoon his visit will hit a bit closer to home, as the 56-year-old head coach will do his craft in the building he spen…